Portland General Electric on Thursday announced it has closed its eastern Oregon coal-fired power plant 20 years ahead of schedule as the utility pushes to use more sustainable forms of energy.
The closure of the Boardman plant comes as the result of an agreement between the utility, consumers and regulators reached in 2010 to curb air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions in the state. In exchange for closing the plant, the utility was allowed to make smaller investments in pollution controls.
The Morrow County plant, which opened in 1977, is the youngest U.S. coal plant closed for environmental reasons, the utility said when the agreement was reached.
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